GEORGE NEWS - Police are yet to confirm the identity of the young woman who was found murdered near Herold’s Bay yesterday, 5 July. It is believed that the woman, in her early/mid 20s, is from Thembalethu and went for an interview at the George Airport yesterday.
According to a WhatsApp message, she apparently took a lift with a male acquaintance and two coloured men in a white Polo with a CBS registration number plate.
The George Herald is in possession of this message, believed to be from the victim to a friend in which she asks that the friend urgently contact the police. She mentions the interview and that it went well and says the men offered her a lift, indicating that they were going to Herold’s Bay to a girlfriend of one of the men.
“They took a right turn ufike e Herold’s Bay, it’s a gravel road. They are threatening to kill me if I don’t sleep with them now. They are outside the car right now please please talk to the police. I can’t make any call cause they will see me. The are driving a white polo CBS….” reads the message.
A fisherman discovered the woman’s body yesterday afternoon on the gravel road leading to Voëlklip.
Captain Malcolm Pojie, the Southern Cape police spokesperson, said the victim had multiple stab wounds to the left side of her chest and her throat was partially slit.
“As we speak, the investigation officer is busy verifying the identity of the victim. We can’t reveal her name until her family have been informed. We are investigating and following up on all leads. The preliminary autopsy shows that she died of her injuries.”
On a question if the police are also investigating a case of rape, Pojie said at this stage there is no indication that supports this. “The victim was fully clothed when her body was discovered.”
No arrests have yet been made.
The police appeal to the public to come forward with information that can assist in the investigation. Contact Sgt Lindeni Ndwenkuku at George police detectives on 044 803 4717.
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